Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Divorce Isn't Everything 

Rhoda convinces Mary to join the "Better Luck Next Time Club," an organization for divorced people, so they can take advantage of its discounted charter flights to Paris.



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After WJM-TV news does a story on them, Rhoda talks a reluctant Mary into joining her in joining the Better Luck Next Time Club - a club for divorced people - when they learn that the club offers its members cheap charter flights to Paris, where Mary has always wanted to go but hasn't because the flights have always been too expensive. Mary's plan is to go to the meeting, sign up and leave after finding out about the flights. But their time at the meeting doesn't go quite according to plan when the club leaders don't talk about the flights, and when an ardent admirer, Dr. Walter Udall, gets Mary voted Vice-President of the club. Feeling guilty, Mary has to decide whether to tell the truth about not being divorced (let alone not ever having been married) or continue with the facade to get the cheap trip. Written by Huggo

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10 October 1970 (USA)  »

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Sometimes a Little Lie Becomes a Big One
27 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rhoda talks Mary into joining a club for recently divorced people. The hook is a reduced rate on a trip to Paris at the end of a couple months. They go and, being the most attractive women there, they are immediately set upon by several stereotypical boring men. One is a dentist, played by Shelley Berman. I'd forgotten how funny he was. He is taken with Mary's wonderful teeth and gums. He even makes an appointment for her at his dental office. Of course, this lie is perpetuated and Mary is actually elected Vice President. She goes into her I-don't-want-to-hurt-anyone mode, filled with guilt for her lies. Her willingness to face the music leads to a hilarious conclusion.

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